Complex fractures provide a unique challenge to the musculoskeletal surgeon. Traditional fracture reduction techniques are not always feasible, and often difficult depending on the anatomic area involved. We describe a novel technique, called layered plating, which can ease anatomic reduction and fixation of complex fractures. The aim of this paper was to describe 3 applications for layered plating, including provisional reduction, stability enhancement, and endosteal plating. All of the patients in which this technique was used went on to clinical and radiographic healing.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine